The hot sauce that took the Dayton area by storm, HouseMade Sriracha is coming back…
And HouseMade Sauces has given Food Adventures exclusive scoop on this one. Maybe because we are cool, or maybe because our own Chef House is the owner and proprietor of the fiercely popular “HouseMade Sriracha Sauce.” At any rate you can call us the “Pepper-azzi” for this one, because we have the insight on how Thai Chile peppers have affected this Miami Valley favorite sauce.
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— HouseMade Sriracha has sold out in stores all over the state, and due to a shortage of imported Thai Chile Peppers, HouseMade has been unable to refill the demand for the sauce for months.
— In the meantime, they developed a Peachy Sriracha using habeneros and a Green Sriracha, using Serrano peppers. While these sauces gained cult followings, people have still yearned for that flagship sauce, the red sauce, the original “HouseMade Sriracha.”
— Why the pepper shortage? The Mediterranean fly! Yes, an insect caused an import restriction meaning no produce from the Dominican Republic was allowed shipped to the USA. This was the first time since 1989 that the United States has banned produce from that country. The last ban lasted 18 months. This fly attacks our citrus crops. It is divesting here.
But no fear hot sauce addicts.. your cravings will soon be answered, and this sauce will be flying off the shelves !
WHERE YOU CAN FIND HOUSEMADE SRIRACHA STARTING FEB 1st:
SPICE PARADISE: Dayton, Ohio
THE SPICE RACK: Dayton, Ohio
GHOSTLIGHT COFFEE: Dayton, Ohio
KEENER BUTCHER BLOCK: Dayton, Ohio
KROGER FRESH FARE: Stroop Rd in Kettering
ARROW WINE: Oakwood and Centerville locations
HEART MERCANTILE: Dayton, Ohio
TROY BULK and BARN DELI: in Troy, Ohio
WHATS IN THE FUTURE FOR HOUSEMADE SAUCES?
— Owners Chef LeeAnne House and Jason Kramer are now licensed from the FDA to bottle themselves and will longer have to go to a bottler. They will oversee the batches and ensure that flavor and consistency you love, will be in every drop. This is the closest thing to LeeAnne’s “home brew” that you will be able to get.
— CARROT MANGO HABANERO will be the next sauce to hit the shelves sometime in 2016. We cant wait to try this Food Adventure in a bottle.
— Continue to find HouseMade Sauces all over Ohio. They are at various locations in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and of course Dayton.
— Look for continued national growth. HouseMade is currently available in retail spots in Indiana, Kentucky and Georgia.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
HouseMade has won some regional and national Hot Sauce Competition Awards:
2014– WINNER of the specialty chili category at the Cajun Hot Sauce Festival in Louisiana.
2014 – 1st Place – Small Business Accelerator Contest in Columbus, Ohio
2015 – GRAND CHAMPION of the Cajun Hot Sauce Fest, in Louisiana for their Hot Honey
2015 – 1st Place Jungle – Jim’s Weekend of Fire, Specialty Chili Category for their Hot Honey
We cant wait to start pouring Sriracha on our eggs, wings, sandwiches, soups, chicken, seafood, vegetable and everywhere else we find a need. If you have not gotten your hand on this sauce yet, you are missing a great taste of Dayton ingenuity.
We hold up a bottle of HouseMade Sriracha and toast you all: “May it heat up your nights, and heat up your days, and tickle your taste buds in many ways. Hold up your bottles and lets take a tally, here’s to the best hot sauce in the Miami Valley!
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Until then, browse the photos below of the beloved Dayton made Sriracha sauce that will be back on shelves and restaurant menus next month.